Articles of Interest



Polymers: Current Trends


o       Tirrell, M. "Chemical Engineering of Polymers: Production of Flexible, Functional Materials" Chem. Eng. Sci. 1995, 50, 4123-4141. [pdf]

o       Lodge, T. P.; Muthukumar, M. "Physical Chemistry of Polymers: Entropy, Interactions, and Dynamics" J. Phys. Chem. 1996, 100, 13275-13292. [pdf]

o       Muthukumar, M.; Ober, C. K.; Thomas, E. L. "Competing Interactions and Levels of Ordering in Self-Organizing Polymeric Materials" Science 1997, 277, 1225-1232. [pdf]

o       Mark, J. E. "Some Recent Theory, Experiments, and Simulations on Rubberlike Elasticity" J. Phys. Chem. B 2003, 107, 903-913. [pdf]


Polymer Dynamics


o       Masaro, L.; Zhu, X. X. "Physical Models of Diffusion for Polymers Solutions, Gels, and Solids" Prog. Polym. Sci. 1999, 24, 731-775. [pdf]

o       George, S. C.; Thomas, S. "Transport Phenomena Through Polymeric Systems" Prog. Polym. Sci. 2001, 26, 985-1017. [pdf]

o       Miller-Chou, B. A.; Koenig, J. L. "A Review of Polymer Dissolution" Prog. Polym. Sci. 2003, 28, 1223-1270. [pdf]

o       Jonquieres, A.; Clement, R.; Lonchon, P. "Permeability of block copolymers to vapors and liquids" Prog. Polym. Sci. 2002, 27, 1803-1877. [pdf]

o       Gu, Z.; Alexandridis, P. "Drying of Poloxamer Hydrogel Films" J. Pharm. Sci. 2004, 93, 1454-1470. [pdf]


Polymer Applications


o       Braun, D. "Poly(vinyl chloride) on the Way from the 19th Century to the 21st Century" J. Polym. Sci. Part A: Polym. Chem. 2004, 42, 578-586. [pdf]  

o       Mangaraj, D. "Elastomer Blends" Rubber Chem. Technol. 2002, 75, 365-427. [pdf]

o       Friedman, M.; Walsh, G. "High Performance Films: Review of New Materials and Trends" Polym. Eng. Sci. 2002, 42, 1756-1788. [pdf]

o       Van Der Wel, G. K.; Adan, O. C. G. "Moisture in Organic Coatings - a Review" Prog. Org. Coat. 1999, 37, 1-14. [pdf]

o       Steward, P. A.; Hearn, J.; Wilkinson, M. C. "An overview of polymer latex film formation and properties" Adv. Colloid Interface Sci. 2000, 86, 195-267. [pdf]

o       Granick, S.; Kumar, S. K.; Amis, E. J.; Antonietti, M.; Balazs, A. C.; Chakraborty, A. K.; Grest, G. S.; Hawker, C.; Janmey, P.; Kramer, E. J.; Nuzzo, R.; Russell, T. P.; Safinya, C. R; "Macromolecules at Surfaces: Research Challenges and Opportunities from Tribology to Biology", J. Polym. Sci. Part B: Polym. Phys. 2003, 41, 2755-2793. [pdf]

o       Koberstein, J. T. "Molecular Design of Functional Polymer Surfaces" J. Polym. Sci. Part B: Polym. Phys. 2004, 42, 2942-2956. [pdf]

o       Geoghegan, M.; Krausch, G. "Wetting at Polymer Surfaces and Interfaces" Prog. Polym. Sci. 2003, 28, 261-302. [pdf]

o       Castner, D. G.; Ratner, B. D. "Biomedical Surface Science: Foundations to Frontiers" Surf. Sci. 2002, 500, 28-60. [pdf]


Polymer Theory


o       Glotzer, S. C.; Paul, W. "Molecular and Mesoscale Simulation Methods for Polymer Materials" Annu. Rev. Mater. Res. 2002, 32, 401-436. [pdf]

o       Matsen, M. W.; Bates, F. S. "Unifying Weak- and Strong-Segregation Block Copolymer Theories" Macromolecules 1996, 29, 1091-1098. [pdf]

o       Shusharina, NP.; Alexandridis, P.; Linse, P.; Balijepalli, S.; Gruenbauer, HJM. "Phase behavior and structure of an ABC triblock copolymer dissolved in selective solvent" Eur. Phys. J. E 2003, 10, 45-54 [pdf]


Block Copolymers


o       Lodge, T. P. "Block Copolymers: Past Successes and Future Challenges" Macromol. Chem. Phys. 2003, 204, 265-273. [pdf]

o       Spontak, R. J.; Alexandridis, P. "Advances in Self-Ordering Macromolecules and Nanostructure Design" Curr. Opin. Colloid Interface Sci. 1999, 4, 140-146. [pdf]

o       Alexandridis, P.; Spontak, R. J. "Solvent-Regulated Ordering in Block Copolymers" Curr. Opin. Colloid Interface Sci. 1999, 4, 130-139. [pdf]

o       Alexandridis, P. "Structural Polymorphism of Poly(ethylene oxide)-Poly(propylene oxide) Block Copolymers in Nonaqueous Polar Solvents" Macromolecules 1998, 31, 6935-6942. [pdf]

o       Gu, ZY.; Alexandridis, P. "Osmotic stress measurements of intermolecular forces in ordered assemblies fromed by solvated block copolymers" Macromolecules 2004, 37, 912-924. [pdf]

o       Lodge, T. P.; Pudil, B.; Hanley, K. J. "The Full Phase Behavior for Block Copolymers in Solvents of Varying Selectivity" Macromolecules 2002, 35, 4707-4717. [pdf]

o       Alexandridis, P.; Olsson, U.; Lindman, B. "A Record Nine Different Phases (Four Cubic, Two Hexagonal, and One Lamellar Lyotropic Liquid Crystalline and Two Micellar Solutions) in a Ternary Isothermal System of an Amphiphilic Block Copolymer and Selective Solvents (Water and Oil)" Langmuir 1998, 14, 2627-2638. [pdf]

o       Washburn, N. R.; Lodge, T. P.; Bates, F. S. "Ternary Polymer Blends as Model Surfactant Systems" J. Phys. Chem. B 2000, 104, 6987-6997. [pdf]

o       Green, P. F.; Limary, R. "Block Copolymer Thin Films: Pattern Formation and Phase Behavior" Adv. Colloid Interface Sci. 2001, 94, 53-81. [pdf]

o       Riess, G. "Micellization of Block Copolymers" Prog. Polym. Sci. 2003, 28, 1107-1170. [pdf]


Polymer Nanomaterials


o       Forster, S.; Plantenberg, T. "From Self-Organizing Polymers to Nanohybrid and Biomaterials" Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2002, 41, 688-714. [pdf]

o       Hamley, I. W. "Nanotechnology with Soft Materials" Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2003, 42, 1692-1712. [pdf]

o       Liu, T.; Burger, C.; Chu, B. "Nanofabrication in Polymer Matrices" Prog. Polym. Sci. 2003, 28, 5-26. [pdf]

o       Park, C.; Yoon, J.; Thomas, E. L. "Enabling Nanotechnology with Self Assembled Block Copolymer Patterns" Polymer 2003, 44, 6725-6760. [pdf]

o       Lazzari, M.; Lopez-Quintela, M. A. "Block Copolymers as a Tool for Nanomaterial Fabrication" Adv. Mater. 2003, 15, 1583-1594. [pdf]

o       Sakai, T.; Alexandridis, P. "SIngle-Step Synthesis and Stabilization of Metal Nanoparticles in Aqueous Pluronic Block Copolymer Solutions at Ambient Temperature" Langmuir 2004 (Articles ASAP) [pdf]




o       Kotz, J.; Kosmella, S.; Beitz, T. "Self-Assembled Polyelectrolyte Systems" Prog. Polym. Sci. 2001, 26, 1199-1232. [pdf]

o       Thunemann, A. F. "Polyelectrolyte-Surfactant Complexes (Synthesis, Structure and Materials Aspects)" Prog. Polym. Sci. 2002, 27, 1473-1572. [pdf]


Polymer Gels


o       Osada, Y.; Gong, J.P. "Soft and Wet Materials: Polymer Gels" Adv. Mater. 1998, 10, 827-837. [pdf]

o       Lendlein, A.; Kelch, S. "Shape-Memory Polymers" Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2002, 41, 2034-2057. [pdf]

o       Peppas, N. A.; Huang, Y.; Torres-Lugo, M.; Ward, J. H.; Zhang, J. "Physicochemical, Foundations and Structural Design of Hydrogels in Medicine and Biology" Annu. Rev. Biomed. Eng. 2000, 2, 9-29. [pdf]

o       Leterrier, J. F. "Water and the Cytoskeleton" Cell. Mol. Biol. 2001, 47, 901-923. [pdf]


Polymer Synthesis


o       Hadjichristidis, N.; Pitsikalis, M.; Pispas, S.; Iatrou, H. "Polymers with Complex Archtecture by Living Anionic Polymerization" Chem. Rev. 2001, 101, 3747-3792. [pdf]

o       Asua, J. M. "Emulsion Polymerization: From Fundamental Mechanisms to Process Developments" J. Polym. Sci. Part A: Polym. Chem. 2004, 42, 1025-1041. [pdf]  


Small-Angle Scattering


o       Chu, B.; Hsiao, B. S. "Small-Angle X-ray Scattering of Polymers" Chem. Rev. 2001, 101, 1727-1761. [pdf]

o       Pedersen, J. S. "Analysis of Small-Angle Scattering Data from Colloids and Polymer Solutions: Modeling and Least-Squares Fitting" Adv. Colloid Interface Sci. 1997, 70, 171-210. [pdf]

o       Hashimoto, T. "Small-Angle Neutron Scattering Studies of Dynamics and Hierarchical Pattern Formation in Binary Mixtures of Polymers and Small Molecules" J. Polym. Sci. Part B: Polym. Phys. 2004, 42, 3027-3062. [pdf]  

o       Pedersen, J. S.; Svaneborg, C.; Almdal, K.; Hamley, I. W.; Young, R. N. "A Small-Angle Neutron and X-ray Contrast Variation Scattering Study of the Structure of Block Copolymer Micelles: Corona Shape and Excluded Volume Interactions" Macromolecules 2003, 36, 416-433. [pdf]

o       Lin, YN.; Alexandridis, P. "Small-angle neutron scattering characterization of micelles formed by poly(dimethylsiloxane)ˇVgraft-polyether copolymers in mixed polar solvents" 2002, 106, 12124-12132. [pdf]


Product design


o       Moggridge, G. D.; Cussler, E. L. "An Introduction to Chemical Product Design" Trans IChemE 2000, 78, 5-11. [pdf]

o       Ashby, M.; Johnson, K. "The Art of Materials Selection" Materials Today 2003, 24-35. [pdf]

o       Segars, J.; Bradfield, S.; Wright, J. J.; Realff, M. J. "EcoWorx, Green Engineering Principles in Practice" Environm. Sci. Tech. 2003, 37, 5269-5277. [pdf]